Holness Swearing-in | What he said before

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Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness will this afternoon be sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica for the third time. The 48-year-old politician last week led the Jamaica Labour Party to a 48-15 seat win in Jamaica’s 18th general election…

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‘I need answers’ - American mom presses Holness to intervene three years after daughter’s unsolved murder

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WESTERN BUREAU: American model Desiree Gibbon’s unsolved murder has forced her family to call for the intervention of Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness three years since the heinous killing. Desiree’s mother, Andrea Gibbon, in an open letter…

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At swearing-in, Holness urged to lay out recovery plan

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For the third time in his more than two-decade political career, Andrew Holness will be called to King’s House to be sworn in as prime minister to shape the executive. The ceremony is to commence at 3 p.m. today, and although a large gathering…

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Lucky Luther - Buchanan wins tiebreaker, but magisterial recount looms

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WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Daniel Lawrence, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Westmoreland Eastern, have indicated that they will be seeking a magisterial recount of the ballots cast last Thursday to determine the ultimate…

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COVID screws to tighten as deaths, cases mount

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COVID-19 cases continued to mount in Jamaica on Sunday, with the country recording 79 new cases and a 33rd death. The latest deceased is a 54-year-old man from St James. Five other deaths of COVID-19-positive individuals are under investigation….

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Jamaican fashion veteran turns heads in Vogue

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Jamaican designer Lorna Scott-Williams has been listed by Vogue magazine as a stalwart among 67 industry veterans named in the September issue as “people who make fashion happen”. The 73-year-old fashion designer and pattern maker said, in an…

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Cornwall College old boy scores near-perfect GPA at FIU

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WESTERN BUREAU: An industrious Jamaican has been inducted into the Florida International University (FIU) Dean’s High Achievers Society, having obtained a 3.97 grade point average (GPA). Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, Robert…

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Sons still in shock after mom dies before voting

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WESTERN BUREAU: The sons of 83-year-old Avis Ledgister are still in shock after their mother died suddenly on election day, missing out on her decades-long tradition of voting for whoever was the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate in St…

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Fulton recovering from stroke

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President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton is recovering at home from a stroke he suffered a week ago. The 65-year-old reportedly took ill at home last Monday and was taken to a private health institution where he…

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Four ministers sworn in

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Four ministers were this afternoon sworn in to their current portfolios. They are Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke; Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton; Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang;…

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